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Arab Film Series Online: Fangs (Anyab)
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A girl and her fiancé are on their way to a party on New Year’s Eve when their car has an accident, and they find nowhere to go except a strange castle. They are met there by many vampires, led by count Dracula, who instantly falls in love with the girl and wants her for himself. The two lovers discover that Dracula is in Egypt in many forms (doctor, taxi driver, plumber, etc.) not to suck people’s blood but to suck their money, as a typical modern profiteer. Combining the genres of horror, fantasy and musical, this film will definitely leave a lasting impression! Directed by Mohammed Shebl.
“A lost gem of Egyptian queer cinema, Anyab is an unfaithful remake of the musical cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Although the story is apparently the same, Shebl’s film is almost too homoerotic to handle. Weaved into its camp aesthetics, horror genre tropes and 80s disco numbers, Anyab provides a running commentary on the social situation in Egypt, from youth unemployment to class struggle, while intersecting sexual politics into the mix.” (Gasworks)
100 Minutes / 1981 / Egypt / Horror, Drama, Camp / PG-13 / Arabic with English subtitles
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